Thursday, February 17 at 3:00
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori
35mm print courtesy of The Japan Foundation. Approx. 166 min.
AK’s powerful adaptation of favorite author Dostoevsky. The triangle: Masayuki Mori the holy innocent “Myshkin;” Mifune the homicidal “Rogozin;” and Ozu’s loveable Setsuko Hara as the vicious “Natasha.” When the producers asked him to cut his 4½ hour original, Kurosawa famously replied “If you want to cut it in half, you’d better cut it lengthwise.”